If she is one of the leading ladies of Hollywood and a queen of romantic comedies, he is a star comedian and producer of some of the best romantic dramas and comedies of his time. Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler make a team that works wonders on screen. But it’s not just their on-screen dynamics that is worth talking about. The two actors share a friendship that reflects in their chemistry when they perform together.
The first-ever movie Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler worked opposite each other was ‘Just Go With It’ in 2011. Almost eight years later, the duo shared the screen again in Netflix’s ‘Murder Mystery.’ In a recent media appearance, Aniston and Sandler revealed the history of their friendship in a detailed chat. But what we take away from their conversation is a working relationship that has evolved over the decades and become one like family.
In a late night show, Aniston once revealed that her friendship with Sandler dates back to the time when she was just a teenager. They met at a deli in Los Angeles, and bonded over food, like many youngsters would. That was the beginning of what would become a friendship that lasts over 30 years and still counting. This was more than two decades before they worked in a movie together. In the meantime, each of them worked their way through their acting career and became two of the most successful ones of their generation.
Despite their busy schedules and work commitments, they have maintained their friendship over the years, hanging out in their free time, having fun along with other friends from Hollywood, and making sure that they never lose touch. And then they had the opportunity to share the screen for the first time. Adam Sandler reached out to Aniston for his production of ‘Just Go With It’, to play the role of the best friend of Sandler’s character. And because they were already friends, the chemistry just worked out and flowed naturally. The rest, as we know it, is history.
You may wonder how their relationship dynamics worked in favor of their on-screen romance. Well, as the actors have claimed, they have a bonding almost like that of a brother-sister and they did feel a little awkward during kissing and other intimate scenes. In an interview with Oprah, Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler talked about their sibling-like bonding. Their friendship made their performance quite humorous. As Sandler mentioned then, “When we were romantic, we were ad-libbing. Jennifer was very uncomfortable in scenes with her brother—I’m brotherly to her—so a brother being that close, she started ad-libbing,”
But as always is the case with terrific actors, they brought their character to life and remarkably so, without the slightest feeling of being distant. In Aniston’s words, she called working with Sandler “a dream” and that’s how the story of these two friends of Hollywood continues, sparking a delight every time they are facing the camera together.